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05-27-2022, 05:47 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by edkirkpatrick Quote
I decided to take a flyer and send it off to KEH. Time will tell, there may be a new camera in my future...

Thanks for all your thoughts!

EDIT - KEH said they will repair it for $300 plus parts... We'll see.
Looking on MPB US I see a few examples for sale - would it be worth buying an excellent condition low shutter count example instead of $300 for a button replacement (unless yours is already an excellent condition low shutter count example...)?
Used Pentax K-5

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Looking on MPB US I see a few examples for sale - would it be worth buying an excellent condition low shutter count example instead of $300 for a button replacement (unless yours is already an excellent condition low shutter count example...)?
Used Pentax K-5
I wish I had known about this beforehand, but then I can't get the lens off the camera and would have to carry two bodies... If KEH fails the repair I will come back to this though. Thanks!
06-20-2022, 12:27 AM   #18
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Here is the tutorial how to repair this button yourself:
Lens Release Button Steps for Repair - PentaxForums.com

The button can be found on the K7 as well, so if you find a damaged K7 cheap, that's were you can get one.

Sadly I can't find a thread were somebody invented a new button for his K5 (red color)
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